Pedestrian Crosswalk Related Accidents
Miami-Dade and Broward County Motorist Mayhem and Street Corner Chaos leads to Pedestrian Deaths and Personal Injury. Pedestrians crossing at crosswalks or at busy intersection are at high risk of being struck by a moving motor vehicle in Hialeah, Homestead, Miami, and almost every city with heavy traffic congestion. No matter how much precaution pedestrians take when crossing the street, motorists are most often distracted by cell phone use while driving or operating their vehicle negligently, usually at high speeds or with disregard for traffic lights or stop signs at busy intersections or crosswalks. Miami-Dade and Broward County are the most dangerous districts for pedestrians victims of wrongful death accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles. Latest studies reveal that almost 85 pedestrians were run over in Miami-Dade in 2016, the highest pedestrian - automobile accident rate in Florida, which ranks second in the USA in terms of pedestrian deaths on account of motor vehicle accidents, with pedestrian accidents on the rise each year according to the latest pedestrian accident figures released by the Governors Highway Safety Association.Perazzo Law knows why pedestrians are being run-over at alarming rates in Miami-Dade and Broward County
Florida, with Miami in particular, is a dangerous place for pedestrians. Poor urban planning, a high concentration of motor vehicle of all types and drivers of all ages, place pedestrians at a high risk of falling victim to an accident that results in personal injury and sometimes wrongful death after being struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle when crossing busy streets, avenues, or crosswalks at busy intersections. Miami motorists are most often in a frenzy driving their vehicles down city streets and avenues, hastily trying to make an appointment, date, or meeting on time, with total disregard for pedestrian safety. Disregard for traffic signals, stop signs, speed limits, and wrongful u-turns cause pedestrians to get hit or run over by cars, truck, or motorcycles in Miami-Dade and Broward County cities. Driving and texting is also one of the main causes of pedestrian accidents at crosswalks and intersections. Drunk driving and operating a car, truck, or motorcycle while legally or legally medicated, can most often lead to pedestrian hit and run accidents at busy intersections, crosswalks, and even while walking down a sidewalk in Miami. Many times, pedestrians are run over after the sun goes down as pedestrian visibility is reduced and many times pedestrians wear dark clothing that a distracted or intoxicated motorist may not spot crossing a street at night. Pedestrian hit and run accidents in Miami are a regular occurrence, thus pedestrians in Miami must apply added precaution when crossing crosswalks at busy intersections, streets, or avenues in Miami. Our professional staff of personal injury attorneys that handle pedestrian related accident claims in Miami recommend that pedestrians also be on the look out for bike riders that may be riding their bikes aggressively on sidewalks or in the street cutting in between traffic. Though a bicycle accident involving a pedestrian usually result in mild personal injuries, many times there could be head injuries that may lead to brain trauma in the long term. Head injuries following a pedestrian accident should never be taken lightly. Perazzo Law recommends pedestrians that have suffered head injuries from being hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or bike in Miami, to seek immediate medical assistant to rule out any internal injuries that may have a negative impact on their quality of life in the future as a result of the accident.Perazzo Law Shares Sound Advice Following a Pedestrian Accident in Miami
First and foremost, check for any serious injuries that may require immediate medical attention. Secondly, contact the authorities to file an official report of the accident that led to the pedestrians personal injuries. Thirdly, gather eyewitness testimony to be used by the victim in the event of a personal injury claim for compensation. Fourthly, have someone, if not yourself or the victim, take photographs of the accident site and check for any existing surveillance cameras in the vicinity. Finally, contact the Perazzo Law Firm to talk to one of our professional personal injury attorneys to determine whether or not you or the victim has a case to file a personal injury accident claim.How does the Perazzo Law firm Handle Pedestrian Crosswalk Accident Claims in Miami?
Our Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Staff and Attorneys gather all pertinent information with which to build a case to prove negligence on behalf of the party that caused a pedestrian to suffer personal injury, or even wrongful death while walking down a sidewalk, waiting at a stoplight, or crossing an intersection along a crosswalk. If a pedestrian is run over, seriously injured, or suffered wrongful death, the Perazzo Law Firm will apply all possible and reasonable resources to bring forth a personal injury claim to achieve righteous compensation for the injured party or parties. Compensation may include payment for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, funeral expensive, and more.
If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury or wrongful death as a result of an accident as a pedestrian in Miami-Dade or Broward County, the Perazzo Law firm urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your rights for Compensation from a Pedestrian accident.